The Children’s Book Review | May 10, 2017
Cindy Wang’s Selfie with Literary Yarns: Crochet Projects Inspired by Classic Books
I started crocheting six years ago, making lumpy little characters from TV and movies and anonymously dumping them off under the nickname “Geeky Hooker” in public places for strangers to find. Six years later I’ve got a book showing strangers how to make characters from classic literature!
Cindy Wang’s Shelfie
The biggest thing people can learn about me from my bookshelf is that I’ve got a bad habit of excitedly buying books, and then forgetting to read them. But out of the books I HAVE read on my shelf, I love any author who can turn something mundane into a fantastic story, so I’ve got David Sedaris and Anthony Bourdain for that. I also love books that can challenge your way of thinking, so books like Freakonomics and Outliers have always been fun reads to remind me that small unexpected changes in life can have big effects. I’ve got Chuck Palahniuk on my shelf for the darker, twisted stuff, and To Kill a Mockingbird when I need a dose of humanity now and then. I don’t have anything too heavy (literally and figuratively) on my shelf, but I like to think it’s enough to be a good “starter pack” while still making me want to fill it out more.
Created by Cindy Wang
Publisher’s Synopsis: Crochet adorable amigurumi figures inspired by classic literature.
Featuring 22 crocheted dolls drawn from 16 beloved novels and plays, this easy-to-follow craft book is perfect for bibliophiles and crafters of all skill levels. Literature lovers can decorate bookshelves, proclaim a love of reading, and show off crafting skills with adorable amigurumi, sweet crocheted characters that are simple to make and impossible to resist! All that’s needed are a few readily available materials and beginner crochet skills, and soon you’ll be hanging out with your favorite characters from classic literature. Take tea with a charming Elizabeth Bennet. Decorate the Christmas tree with a grumpy Ebenezer Scrooge. Solve mysteries with the help of a pocket-sized Sherlock Holmes. Bring Prince Hamlet to a play. And just try to keep Huck Finn out of trouble!
Ages 10+ | Publisher: Quirk Books | 2017 | ISBN-13: 978-1594749605
About Cindy Wang
Cindy Wang is the crochet ninja known as the Geeky Hooker. She creates amigurumi superheroes, movie characters, monsters, and more, which she shares on her blog
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